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Your Credit Card’s Best-Kept Secrets

Sure, credit cards can be problematic if you carry big balances and don’t pay them off. But when managed properly, credit cards can actually save you money through valuable benefits. But many cardholders don’t use — or even know about — the...

The 10 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can Make

Credit cards can be a convenient, safe way to make purchases and build your credit scores. Or they can be an expensive nightmare that could put you in bankruptcy court. The difference isn't so much in the cards you use as how you use them. Here...

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How to Deal With Debt Collectors

You don't have to be a hot financial mess to have collection accounts ruining your credit. Rosemary had great credit scores until a $46 medical bill went into collections. Her scores plummeted by more than 100 points and she was turned down for a...

How NOT to Be Ashamed of Your Debt Number

Don’t let your debt number hang over your head and cause you stress! Here’s how to face your debt number to take back control of your life.

What’s in a Credit Score?

Your credit score will influence everything from the price you shell out for a dress to the cost a new home. Learn how it’s determined and what you can do to get the best score possible.

The Biggest Student Loan Myth of 2014

Student loan struggles? Don’t let this big student loan myth stand in your way of paying off your debt.

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt: What You Should Know

Don’t know the difference between good debt and bad debt? You’ll find the answer here!

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